Year 2012, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 43 - 45 2012-06-15

Design and Implementation of an Automated PCB Drawing and Drilling System

Metin SALİHMUHSİN [1] , Sabit BABA [2] , Ahmet Serdar YILMAZ [3] , Mustafa SEKKELİ [4]

This paper presents development of a PCB prototyping system that is able to produce trace lines and drill holes on a PCB board. The system consists of 3 main parts: a mechanical setup that can move in X, Y and Z directions, a driving circuitry and a software program that controls overall operation of the whole system. In this initial work, the system is developed such that it produces a trace line on a PCB board and drill holes on two pads at both end of the trace line. We show that our system successfully performs both of the above tasks.

PCB machine, PIC 18F452 Microcontroller, Step motors
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Author: Sabit BABA

Author: Ahmet Serdar YILMAZ

Author: Mustafa SEKKELİ


Publication Date : June 15, 2012

APA SALİHMUHSİN, M , BABA, S , YILMAZ, A , SEKKELİ, M . (2012). Design and Implementation of an Automated PCB Drawing and Drilling System. International Journal of Engineering Research and Development , 4 (2) , 43-45 . Retrieved from